Title: The Girl He Wants
Author: Kristi Rose
Series: No Strings Attached #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: 14th Feb
DNF @ 20%
It’s tempting to ignore your heart . . .
Boutique owner Jayne Grandberry may be great at getting customers to treat themselves, but she’s even better at resisting her own desires. For her, love is like a sinfully rich dessert—a fleeting pleasure that will just make her crash in the long run. She has no time for such distractions, especially since she’s trying to open up a second shop in Atlanta. But she finds herself tempted like never before when her friends set her up with Stacy Cunningham.
A financial wizard, Stacy gives off a definite nerdy vibe, but he has skills that a businesswoman like Jayne can appreciate—and an indulgent one-night stand shows her a wildly different side of him. There’s nowhere for them to go from there, since Stacy, a single father, has complicated written all over him. But he’s not willing to settle for second best. And he’ll have to wait for Jayne to discover what he’s known all along: that when you open your heart to love, there will be room in your life for anything . . .
Source: ARC from Lyrical Shine (Kensington) via NetGalley
I don’t know why, but I couldn’t get into this book. It’s told in first person and something about Jayne’s voice grated on me. Possibly it was the ways the author tried to make her seem British (she seems to only watch Graham Norton and Downton Abbey on telly, ’cause that’s all we watch over here too, and her mum owns a fish and chip shop) or maybe it was the way every so often she would think See Jayne do something… when she was being a bit dense.
Whatever it was, I couldn’t get into the book, didn’t feel any connection to Jayne and gave up trying.
However, judging by the other reviews on Goodreads I’m alone in this. Guess this one just passed me by.
The One He Wants is out February 14th.
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